Jason Beck BODYSHOP 17U
Jason Beck joined Montreat’s athletics staff as the head baseball coach in June 2016 after leading the Southeastern University Fire for 12 seasons. Previous to Southeastern, Beck began his head coaching career with the Nyack College Warriors where he coached for six years.
Coach Beck took over a baseball program that previously finished 15-38, and within two years took the program to the Appalachian Athletic Conference playoffs for the first time since 2009. Additionally, Beck produced Montreat’s first MLB draft pick since 2002, catcher Kevynn Arias-Liriano.
Coach Beck has accumulated over 660 wins since 1999 in the NCCAA, NAIA and NCAA D-II. With seven of his seasons boasting 40+ wins, he has amassed an average of 34 wins each year for his career. Beck's teams earned a right to play in the NAIA national tournament in both the 2014 and 2015 seasons, while being ranked in the NAIA's top-20 for his last three seasons at Southeastern, climbing as high as 15th.
Additionally, Coach Beck has witnessed 14 of his players go on to sign MLB contracts, most notably is Dee Gordon's role with the Miami Marlins. Chris Mattison, Coach Beck’s NAIA honorable mention All-American, was drafted in the 16th round by the San Diego Padres. 20 other players have gone on to sign other free agent, independent league contracts.
Coach Beck and his wife Deb reside in Black Mountain with their two children, Gavin and Kelsey.